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THREE EVIL HARRIDANS

By Philip Roberts  (booksie.com)

Written during a moment of near-suicidal depress, eleven years ago.

Poetry | Updated Feb 10, 2011 | Reads: 1 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Hopelessness,Homelessness,Helplessness,Despair,Stress,Desperation,Depression

WORK-A-DAY BLUES

By Philip Roberts  (booksie.com)

A song about being working class, which I wrote c.1979.

Poetry | Updated Feb 6, 2011 | Reads: 0 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Working,Class,Hopelessness,Helplessness,Despair,Poverty,Desperation,Australian,Fascism,Liberal,Party,Lib-nats,National,Alp,Labor

POLICE STATE OF THE NATION

By Philip Roberts  (booksie.com)

Another poem about the regime of that monstrous madman Jeff Kennett!

Poetry | Updated Feb 1, 2011 | Reads: 0 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Jeff,Kennett,Australian,Fascism,Victorian,American,Japanese,Tourism,Poverty,Desperation,Hopelessness,Helplessness

DAY LABOURER BLUES

By Philip Roberts  (booksie.com)

Song from the 1970s or early 1980s about the horrors of being working class in a fascist society.

Poetry | Updated Jan 31, 2011 | Reads: 0 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Working,Class,Slavery,Australian,Fascism,Alp,Labor,Party,Liberal,Lib-nats,National,Hopelessnes,Helplessness,Despair,Desperation

BORN LOSERS,

By Philip Roberts  (booksie.com)

Don't you know that Beggars can't be choosers, Cause we're all born losers?

Poetry | Updated Jan 30, 2011 | Reads: 3 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 1
Tags: Hopelessness,Homelessness,Helplessness,Despair,Destitution,Desperation,Australian,Aborigines

SMILING ASSASSINS

By Philip Roberts  (booksie.com)

While backbenchers in Australian politics get $131,900 a year tax-free, the unemployed get less than $12,000 to live on. If this is insufficient CentreLink will laugh in your face as you beg for help. And unlike other countries, if you cannot pay your rent and move into the streets in...

Poetry | Updated Jan 29, 2011 | Reads: 0 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Unemployment,Poverty,Despair,Helplessness,Homelessness,Hopelessness,Centrelink,Desperation,Destitution

REASON TO LIVE, A

By Philip Roberts  (booksie.com)

Existential poem about life and death.

Poetry | Updated Jan 27, 2011 | Reads: 0 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Existentialism,Life,And,Deatrh,Philosophy,Despair,Hopelessness,Helplessness,Desperation

STORMS OF LIFE, The

By Philip Roberts  (booksie.com)

Existential poem about the horrors of poverty and living alone.

Poetry | Updated Jan 27, 2011 | Reads: 0 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Poverty,Failure,Desperation,Despair,Hopelessness,Helplessness,Depression

RUNDOWN BATTERY BLUES

By Philip Roberts  (booksie.com)

Loved and lost song written late 1970s or early 1980s.

Poetry | Updated Jan 24, 2011 | Reads: 23 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 0
Tags: Loved,And,Lost,Love,Song,Despair,Desperation,Hopelessness

STREET FOLK

By Philip Roberts  (booksie.com)

About living rough in winter.

Poetry | Updated Jan 24, 2011 | Reads: 3 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Winter,Winds,Antarctic,Cold,Homelessness,Hopelessness,Helplessness,Desperation,Despair,Destitution,Street,People,Living,Outside

ONE HOUR (CAN SEEM A LIFE TIME)

By Philip Roberts  (booksie.com)

An existential poem about the horrors of winter and the horrors of life.

Poetry | Updated Jan 24, 2011 | Reads: 0 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Melbourne,Winter,Hopelessness,Helplessness,Homelessness,Despair,Desperation,Destitution

Existence...

By Kathy2603  (booksie.com)

This was a short story I wrote for English Language at my college, I thought I would submit it here for you guys to read. This story is about hope, desperation, gratitude and loss. It follows a couples desperation for a child of their own, and how they deal with the things they have to face.

Short Story | Updated Jan 24, 2011 | Reads: 2 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Death,Baby,Hope,Loss,Desperation,Ivf

SOULS LOST IN LIFE'S STORMS

By Philip Roberts  (booksie.com)

About the hopelessness of life for the poor and unemployed.

Poetry | Updated Jan 23, 2011 | Reads: 1 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Unemployed,Failure,Despair,Desperation,Destitution,Hopelessness,Helplessness,Homelessness

OUTSIDE IN WINTER

By Philip Roberts  (booksie.com)

A poem about street people and the horrors on homelessness, particularly in winter.

Poetry | Updated Jan 23, 2011 | Reads: 0 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Street,People,Winter,Antarctic,Cold,Homelessness,Hopelessness,Helplessness,Despair,Desperation,Destitution

LONELY, WINTER NIGHTS

By Philip Roberts  (booksie.com)

Another poem about the horrors of Melbourne's mwinter of 2008.

Poetry | Updated Jan 23, 2011 | Reads: 1 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Antarctic,Cold,Winter,2008,Homelessness,Hopelessness,Helplessness,Desperation,Destitution,Street,People


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